The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 51 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing HP 95 74 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.96% 2.61% 2.57%
As % of the Vendors category 6.36% 5.93% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 30
Average daily rate
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£283 £210 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.52% -32.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 16
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.75 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.80 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 36 £325 +140.74% 8
Cheshire +19 30 £110 -74.11%
Merseyside +6 14 £210 -
Lancashire -18 7 £417 +51.54% 1
Cumbria +5 3 £500 +270.37%
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 87 (42.44%) Windows
2 62 (30.24%) Microsoft
3 59 (28.78%) ITIL
4 51 (24.88%) VMware
5 45 (21.95%) Linux
6 39 (19.02%) Cisco
7 38 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (18.05%) Service Management
9 36 (17.56%) SQL
10 35 (17.07%) HPUX
11 34 (16.59%) SAN
12 33 (16.10%) Finance
13 32 (15.61%) SLA
14 31 (15.12%) MS Excel
14 31 (15.12%) Migration
14 31 (15.12%) Security Cleared
15 30 (14.63%) MCP
16 29 (14.15%) MS Office
16 29 (14.15%) Oracle
16 29 (14.15%) UNIX
17 28 (13.66%) Active Directory
17 28 (13.66%) SC Cleared
18 27 (13.17%) Citrix
18 27 (13.17%) IBM
19 26 (12.68%) OpenView
20 24 (11.71%) Lotus
20 24 (11.71%) AIX
20 24 (11.71%) IBM Notes
21 23 (11.22%) DNS
21 23 (11.22%) Analytical Skills

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (11.71%) IBM Notes
2 19 (9.27%) Apache
3 11 (5.37%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.37%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.88%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.39%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.39%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.93%) JBoss
8 4 (1.95%) IIS
8 4 (1.95%) Documentum
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (1.46%) Site Server
9 3 (1.46%) WebLogic Integration
9 3 (1.46%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 31 (15.12%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.15%) MS Office
3 5 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.95%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.59%) SAN
2 23 (11.22%) DNS
3 22 (10.73%) DHCP
4 17 (8.29%) Firewall
5 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
6 14 (6.83%) LAN
6 14 (6.83%) WAN
7 11 (5.37%) FTP
8 9 (4.39%) HTTP
9 7 (3.41%) DMZ
10 6 (2.93%) VPN
10 6 (2.93%) Wireless
10 6 (2.93%) Network Security
11 5 (2.44%) NAS
11 5 (2.44%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.95%) Internet
13 3 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.46%) PuTTY
14 2 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.29%) Oracle Database
2 16 (7.80%) Relational Database
2 16 (7.80%) RDBMS
3 15 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.95%) SQLPlus
5 4 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.95%) BODI
5 4 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.46%) MS Access
6 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.46%) DB2
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.49%) Informix
8 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.95%) LoadRunner
1 4 (1.95%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.46%) Introscope
2 3 (1.46%) Toad
3 2 (0.98%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.98%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.49%) JUnit
4 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.49%) Selenium
4 1 (0.49%) Mockito
General
1 33 (16.10%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Banking
3 14 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.95%) Retail
4 4 (1.95%) Billing
5 3 (1.46%) Back Office
6 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (25.85%) Analyst
2 25 (12.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (11.22%) Service Analyst
4 18 (8.78%) Consultant
5 14 (6.83%) Architect
5 14 (6.83%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.34%) Administrator
7 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.90%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (2.93%) Security Manager
9 6 (2.93%) Desktop Support
9 6 (2.93%) Server Engineer
10 5 (2.44%) Network Manager
10 5 (2.44%) Tester
10 5 (2.44%) Developer
10 5 (2.44%) Network Engineer
10 5 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.37%) Middleware
2 10 (4.88%) HTML
2 10 (4.88%) CSS
3 9 (4.39%) Web Services
3 9 (4.39%) YUI
4 6 (2.93%) SOAP
5 5 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (2.44%) XML
6 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (0.98%) APPC
8 1 (0.49%) Spring
8 1 (0.49%) Java EE
8 1 (0.49%) JSON
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.49%) RESTful
8 1 (0.49%) PowerMock
8 1 (0.49%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.49%) XSL
8 1 (0.49%) WSDL
8 1 (0.49%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.88%) Clustering
3 7 (3.41%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.41%) Replication
4 6 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.44%) CMDB
6 4 (1.95%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.95%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.95%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.46%) AS400
8 2 (0.98%) iSeries
8 2 (0.98%) HP Superdome
8 2 (0.98%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.98%) Life Science
9 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.49%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (42.44%) Windows
2 45 (21.95%) Linux
3 38 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (17.07%) HPUX
5 29 (14.15%) UNIX
6 24 (11.71%) AIX
7 21 (10.24%) Solaris
8 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (5.85%) Windows XP
11 11 (5.37%) Windows 7
12 7 (3.41%) Windows 2000
13 6 (2.93%) VMS
14 5 (2.44%) SUSE
14 5 (2.44%) Android
15 4 (1.95%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.78%) ITIL
2 37 (18.05%) Service Management
3 31 (15.12%) Migration
4 17 (8.29%) Project Management
5 13 (6.34%) Configuration Management
6 12 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (5.85%) Problem Management
7 9 (4.39%) Web Development
8 8 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (3.90%) Performance Testing
8 8 (3.90%) ITSM
8 8 (3.90%) MVC
9 7 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (2.44%) TOGAF
11 5 (2.44%) Unit Testing
11 5 (2.44%) Integration Testing
11 5 (2.44%) Time Management
11 5 (2.44%) High Availability
11 5 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.56%) SQL
2 13 (6.34%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.85%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.88%) Perl
4 10 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.39%) Java
6 7 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.93%) C
8 4 (1.95%) VB
8 4 (1.95%) ABAP
9 3 (1.46%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (1.46%) COBOL
10 2 (0.98%) RPG
10 2 (0.98%) PHP
10 2 (0.98%) VBScript
11 1 (0.49%) C#
11 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.63%) MCP
3 28 (13.66%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (7.80%) MCSE
6 12 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.39%) CCNP
7 9 (4.39%) CCNA
8 7 (3.41%) ISEB
8 7 (3.41%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.93%) MCITP
9 6 (2.93%) MCSA
10 5 (2.44%) CCIP
10 5 (2.44%) CCDP
10 5 (2.44%) RHCE
10 5 (2.44%) IBM Certification
10 5 (2.44%) ACSP
10 5 (2.44%) ACSA
10 5 (2.44%) MCDST
10 5 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.61%) SLA
2 6 (2.93%) QA
3 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.85%) Firmware
3 12 (5.85%) XenApp
3 12 (5.85%) XenServer
4 11 (5.37%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.44%) DFS Replication
6 4 (1.95%) vSphere
6 4 (1.95%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.49%) NFS
8 1 (0.49%) Xen
8 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (12.68%) OpenView
2 22 (10.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 20 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (8.78%) SCCM
5 6 (2.93%) SCVMM
6 5 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (2.44%) SCOM
6 5 (2.44%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.44%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.95%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.98%) Puppet
8 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.98%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.98%) Tivoli NetView
8 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.98%) Control-M
8 2 (0.98%) Foglight
8 2 (0.98%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 62 (30.24%) Microsoft
2 51 (24.88%) VMware
3 39 (19.02%) Cisco
4 29 (14.15%) Oracle
5 27 (13.17%) IBM
5 27 (13.17%) Citrix
6 24 (11.71%) Lotus
7 22 (10.73%) Dell
8 18 (8.78%) Sun
8 18 (8.78%) Red Hat
9 15 (7.32%) EMC
10 10 (4.88%) Juniper
10 10 (4.88%) CheckPoint
11 9 (4.39%) Veritas
11 9 (4.39%) BMC
11 9 (4.39%) SAP
12 8 (3.90%) Apple
12 8 (3.90%) Brocade
12 8 (3.90%) F5
13 7 (3.41%) 3PAR
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